Postgraduate Students

Mr Siew Joo Beh


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Supervisor: Dist Prof Arnan Mitchell and Dr Cesar S. Huertas

Biography: Siew Joo Beh is a PhD student in the School of Engineering at RMIT University. She received BSc in Biochemistry and Immunology from University of Melbourne (2008), Honours in BPharmSci from Monash University (2009) and MBiotech from University of Melbourne (2016). She is a recipient of Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship in 2018. Siew’s research focus is on developing photonic biosensors for blood-related diagnosis and point-of-care testing.

Journal Publications

  • Zeng, W.R., Beh, S.-J., Bryson-Richardson, R.J., Doran, P.M., “Production of zebrafish cardiospheres and cardiac progenitor cells in vitro and three-dimensional culture of adult zebrafish cardiac tissue in scaffolds”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 114 (9), pp. 2142-2148, (2017). DOI: 10.1002/bit.26331
  • Nefzger, C.M., Su, C.T., Fabb, S.A., Hartley, B.J., Beh, S.J., Zeng, W.R., Haynes, J.M., Pouton, C.W., “Lmx1a allows context-specific isolation of progenitors of GABAergic or dopaminergic neurons during neural differentiation of embryonic stem cells”, Stem Cells, 30 (7), pp. 1349-1361, (2012). DOI: 10.1002/stem.1105
  • Khaira, S.K., Nefzger, C.M., Beh, S.J., Pouton, C.W., Haynes, J.M., “Midbrain and forebrain patterning delivers immunocytochemically and functionally similar populations of neuropeptide y containing GABAergic neurons”, Neurochemistry International, 59 (3), pp. 413-420, (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.neuint.2011.02.016